Wisconsin governor issues executive order mandating carbon-free energy mix by 2050
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has signed off on Executive Order 38, a motion that will create an Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy within the state, with the office tasked with achieving the goal of ensuring all electricity consumed within the State of Wisconsin is 100% carbon-free by 2050. Other missions of the Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy will include ensuring that the state fulfills the carbon reduction goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, foster innovation, research, and business development within the renewable energy market and develop energy efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy standards for all new and existing state facilities, office buildings, and complexes. The office will also promote clean energy workforce training though a partnership with the University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Technical College System and other workforce programs. In terms of developing a new clean energy plan for Wisconsin, the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy will work in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Transportation, the Public Service Commission, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, other state agencies, Native Nations, local governments, utilities, businesses, and other stakeholders to develop and implement said plan.  Per the release from the Office of the Governor, Evers' order comes from the fact that “climate change poses a serious threat to Wisconsin's natural resources, public health, communities, tourism, and economy.”  The release adds that past research by the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts revealed that by the middle of the century, statewide average annual temperatures are likely to warm by 6 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit. Another report from the Union of Concerned Scientists suggests that under the current trajectory, by 2050 Wisconsin could see two weeks per year of dangerous heat - with heat indexes above 100 degrees - analogous to the current climate in states such as Alabama and South Carolina.  While Wisconsin trails behind other US states when it comes to PV generation, more and more solar projects are on the horizon, headlined by the 300MW Badger Hollow Solar Farm, which is being developed by Chicago-based Invenergy. 
Aug 21, 2019 // Solar, USA, Wisconsin, carbon, Tony Evers, North America
Alliant Energy begins on 675MW solar portfolio in Wisconsin
including six plants, was green-lighted by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin in April. The energy has gotten Burns & McDonnell to construct the 50MW
Jul 13, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Wisconsin, North America, alliant energy, Burns & McDonnell, utility, NextEra Energy Resources, David de Leon
WEC Energy Group subsidiaries recommend 325-MW solar + storage project in Wisconsin
The project is prepared to be constructed in Rock and also Walworth areas, Wisconsin. Last month, the business revealed prepare for the 310-MW Paris Solar-Battery
Mar 16, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, Wisconsin, WEC Energy Group, North America, solar + storage project, Tom Metcalfe
Wisconsin's Second-Largest Solar Farm Planned In Kenosha County
sent a design intend on Feb. 20, to the general public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC). This project, the Paris Solar Farm, would certainly be a 200-megawatt
Feb 26, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Wisconsin, North America, John Holloway, Tyler Huebner, Iowa
Alliant Energy reveals 'clever financial investment' in 675MW of solar in Wisconsin
Richland, Rock, Sheboygan and also Timber. With each other they will make the Wisconsin utility the state's largest owner-operator of solar. The 6 websites will
May 27, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Wisconsin, North America, acquisitions, alliant energy
Xcel Energy reveals plans for biggest solar project in western Wisconsin
energy to our consumers," stated Mark Stoering, president, Xcel Energy, Wisconsin as well as Michigan. "From our totally subscribed Wisconsin community
Oct 29, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, USA, Wisconsin, North America, Xcel Energy, Mark Stoering, Adam Cohen
MGE, WEC to acquire Wisconsin large solar-storage project from Invenergy
for the transaction was granted by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, MGE said on Thursday. It concerns the purchase of the Koshkonong Solar Energy
Mar 17, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, MGE, Wisconsin, Invenergy, North America, WEC
Carlson Electric will install 100-kW solar system at Wisconsin horseradish farm
Farm solar project will be one of the first farm solar installations in Wisconsin. According to the United States Energy Information Administration, less than
Dec 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Wisconsin, solar modules, North America, Huntsinger Farms, Carlson Electric, PV system, Eric Rygg
Invenergy gets approval for 300MW solar, 165MW battery storage project in Wisconsin
not the very first solar plus storage space project Invenergy is servicing in Wisconsin, with a 200MW solar PV and 110MW BESS in Kenosha County that was accepted in
Apr 11, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, Wisconsin, Invenergy, North America, PV Power Plant, Storage Project
49 Habitat for Humanity homes in Wisconsin to be solar powered
for Humanity chapters throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) have actually partnered on the Grow Solar for Humanity effort,
Dec 7, 2022 // Residential, USA, North America, Chris Garrison, Scott Bloedorn, Dexter Peirce
Alliant Energy set to start construction on 414MW of solar projects in Wisconsin
construction of the six solar plants that will be located in the US state of Wisconsin and are readied to be operational in the second fifty percent of 2023. These
Jun 20, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, EPC, Wisconsin, North America, alliant energy, Burns & McDonnell, clean energy blueprint
MGE obtains clearance to buy capacity from 310-MW solar, battery project in Wisconsin
project, located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, will certainly include 200 MW of solar and also 110 MW of battery storage. MGE will purchase 20 MW of solar energy
Mar 18, 2022 // Plants, Storage, MGE, Solar Project, battery project
Alliant Energy completes 50-MW union-built solar project in Wisconsin
for the following 30 years via the state's shared revenue program. " Across Wisconsin, Alliant Energy is working with families, farmers, businesses as well as
Aug 23, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Wisconsin, North America, alliant energy, Solar Project
Alliant Energy finishes 50-MW southern Wisconsin solar project
that a site like this produces, we're really privileged to be at the center of Wisconsin's energy transformation." With almost 120,000 photovoltaic panels covering
Dec 29, 2022 // Plants, USA, North America, alliant energy, Solar Project
Alliant Energy intends 414 MW of new solar building in Wisconsin
to cleaner energy," said David de Leon, head of state of Alliant Energy's Wisconsin energy business. "This proceeded transition is a clever financial investment,
Mar 31, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, alliant energy, PV Power Plant, David de Leon, Mike Koles

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